Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Three students from West Middle School place at state history day

Three West Middle School students placed this year as a team in the Minnesota History Day Competition.

Elise Olsen, Haley Larsen and Sophie Leininger, all seventh-grade students, earned third place in the state competition.

Leininger’s project is an individual documentary on Bob Dylan “The Reluctant Voice of a Generation” and she is an alternate for the national competition.

Olsen’s and Larsen’s project is a group documentary on Betty Crocker: “Aiding American Women” and the two will be competing in the national History Day event.

History Day is a co-curricular program that encourages young people to explore a historical subject related to an annual theme. The 2009 theme is “The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies.”

Students make history come alive as their research leads to imaginative exhibits, original performances, informative documentaries and historical research papers.


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